Weekly wrap: Student gifted a Merc and man catches bae cheating

Weekly wrap: Student gifted a Merc and man catches bae cheating

It's no secret this week was a wickedly crazy one.

The news that made headlines at Briefly.co.za this week included a law student getting a brand new Merc from her mom, a photo of Robert Mugabe got tongues wagging, a man wanted to surprise his bae, but caught her cheating instead, Johann Rupert explained why he wants to leave SA and we got to know alittle more about the talents Connie Ferguson.

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1. Law student's mom gifts her a Mercedes for her 23rd birthday

A young lady, Diamond Makgaba, took to Twitter on Monday to gush about the luxury gift her mother bought for her 23rd birthday.

Briefly.co.za gathered Makgaba, who is a Pretoria-based law student, received a Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 CDi from her mother.

"On my 23rd Birthday. Thank you so much," she wrote, adding in another post: "My mom did the things."

2. Real or fake: Social media divided over photo of Zimbabwe's Mugabe

A photo has surfaced on social media that shows Robert Mugabe looking very old and rather sickly in a wheelchair.

However, not everyone is convinced that the snap is legit, and others think it has been edited.

People can't agree on whether the snap is for real.

The photo shows Zimbabwe's former leader, Robert Mugabe, sitting in a wheelchair wearing an Adidas tracksuit, and he doesn't look all too healthy. It has been reported that Mugabe is not doing great health-wise (he is very old, so it's understandable), but there are people who refuse to believe the man in the photo is Mugabe.

Perhaps it's the tracksuit that throws people off, or maybe they don't want to believe he can be so old. Either way, people commented on the photo, saying that's not him.

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3. Man travels 2 400km to surprise girlfriend only to find her cheating

A man was left heartbroken after seeing his girlfriend with another guy.

The man, who travelled over 2 400km to give her a surprise, got a nasty shock in the end. In a Twitter post that has gone viral, the user shared several photos of a guy dressed in a teddy bear mascot, facing a couple.

Based on the caption of the post, the guy wearing the bear costume had been in a long-distance relationship with the girl and he had decided to surprise her.

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4. Billionaire Johann Rupert explains why he wants to leave the country

According to a new book by investigative journalist Pieter du Toit, billionaire Johann Rupert is beginning to feel pessimistic about South Africa's future.

Rupert has reportedly lost faith in the ANC, and is worried about the possibility of a President David Mabuza.

The businessman has said that he had been hopeful about Cyril Ramaphosa's election as ANC president but that he has since been disappointed.

Rupert has also complained about the treatment he says he and his family receive in South Africa, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

"I don't want to hear day and night about what we, the Rupert family, allegedly did wrong," Rupert told Du Toit.
"I've created job opportunities; I pay my taxes; I give away money. You'd think people would say 'thank you', not 'eff-you'."

5. Man waiting for girlfriend hijacked and forced to withdraw R19 000

A man's car was hijacked while he waited outside his girlfriend's house in Albertville, Johannesburg.

According to the police, he was later forced to withdraw a large amount of money. The man stopped in front of the gate of his girlfriend's house and while he waited for her to open the gate, a car pulled up behind him.

Three armed men jumped out of the car.

According to police spokesperson Captain Jerbes de Bruyn, the suspects forced the man into the back of his car and drove off with him. They took him to an ATM, where they made him withdraw cash to the amount of R19 000.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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